2005 15.5 x 13.5” 39.5 x 34 cm Hand Pulled Serigraphs 10 Stencils Edition 60 AP 6
I got the idea of using a Piet Mondrian painting as the starting point for a serigraph, the painting I chose is called “Composition with Red Blue and Yellow”, (he named a lot of paintings that). Unfortunately, because of distance, I was not able to travel to a museum to see one of his paintings in person. However by using books that I owned, and by going through everything my local library could get through interlibrary loan, and checking the internet, I did manage to see quite a lot of Piet Mondrian’s work. I was rather surprised to discover that there seemed to be a texture to his paintings, although because I was looking at photographs, I am not sure whether he put it there, if it was a quality of the photographs, or if it was simply a matter of the paint cracking over time. I had originally planned to put full detail in the dog, but when I put down the first stencil, the stark black and white image worked with the simplicity of the background, and I added very little else.